John George Washington “Johnny” Hancock

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John George Washington “Johnny” Hancock

  • Birth 8 Mar 1778 Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 27 Jan 1787 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 28418078

Son of John and Dorothy (Quincy) Hancock.

Was baptized at the Brattle Square Church on May 24, 1778.

John was mortally wounded in the head when he fell upon the ice while skating on a pond in Milton, Massachusetts.

"This amiable child gave every indication of future eminence; and while his sweetness of temper, his strength of memory, and brilliancy of genius, led his parents to hope, that he would be not only the staff of their age, but eminently useful in the world!—Their hopes are suddenly blasted, and they feel the deepest affliction:
Why falls the budding flower? Why dies the youth?
Presumptuous reason crys. 'Tis not for us
To search the ends of fate nor fault its means;
Religion answers and our breasts are calmed." - Written by Samuel Adams Dorr, published in the American Herald, January, 1787.


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Inscription

No. 16 TOMB OF HANCOCK

Gravesite Details Grave marker is no longer there. The John Hancock memorial shaft is located where the Hancock family tomb is.

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  • Created by: John A. Anderson
  • Added: 20 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28418078
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John George Washington “Johnny” Hancock (8 Mar 1778–27 Jan 1787), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28418078, citing Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by John A. Anderson (contributor 46511536) .